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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1910.72
Title
Engraved gem with seated figure
Classification
Gems
Work Type
gem
Date
1-300 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292703
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Amethyst
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
1.27 cm (1/2 in.)
Provenance
Owen Bryant, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1910.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Owen Bryant
Accession Year
1910
Object Number
1910.72
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Amethyst intaglio. Flat face and slightly convex surface. A man sits in 3/4 profile facing right and holding a short staff or stick diagonally in front of his legs. His right leg is bent at the knee and resting on the rock on which he sits. The right leg is extended as he leans slightly back, resting his weight on his right hand. He is nude with a series of linear incisions modeling his torso.

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